Monday, July 27, 2009

The four continents (1)

As I told you in an old February post, the Four Continents Fountain in Piazza Unità has, in the past, been a victim of acts of vandalism. The four statues depicting the four continents (Australia is missing because it had not yet been discovered when the fountain was built) had had their hands chopped off and one had even been decapitated.

They have since been restored, based on old photographs preserved in the Civic Museum of History and Science.

And so finally the missing pieces are in place. Here we begin with the head of Africa. Over the next few days, I'll be posting the new hands.


magicpolaroid said...

really nice! i miss ur pix in a while!

Saretta said...

Excellent photo, sei proprio bravo, Rob!

Hilda said...

How wonderful that they were able to restore the statues! I like the headdress of Africa. Looking forward to seeing the other three up close.

amatamari© said...

A wonderful photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Handsome sculpture! Glad for the restoration!

Kcalpesh said...

Great focus, nice composition! Very nice shot!